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4 Key Steps of a Job Safety Analysis

Posted November 08, 2018 in Workplace Injuries , Safety
A Job Safety Analysis (JSA), also known as a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), is a technique that focuses on job tasks as a way to identify hazards before they occur. It focuses on the relationship between the worker, the task, the tools, and the work...
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eBook: The Job Safety Analysis: A Responsibility with Hidden Benefits

Posted November 02, 2018 in Safety , ebook
Compliance with OSHA rules about workplace safety requires employers to know exactly what potential hazards their hourly workers may be exposed to—at every stage of every task they perform. OSHA requires employers to identify hazards, prevent ...
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When to Record Employee Injuries or Illnesses That 
Progress Over Time

Posted October 02, 2018 in Workplace Injuries , Safety
If an employee injury or illness is not recordable, but later becomes recordable, when should it be recorded? If you can’t identify a single event or exposure, the injury should be recorded on the date it becomes recordable, or on the date it is...
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Prompt Reporting of Injury and Illness: A Win-Win Formula

Posted September 25, 2018 in Workplace Injuries , Safety
  OSHA requires rapid reporting of the most severe work-related incidents, injuries, and illnesses. A fatality, for example, needs to be communicated to the agency within 8 hours, while inpatient hospitalizations, eye losses, and amputations must...
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What is a High-Risk Industry?

Posted September 18, 2018 in Safety , Risk Management
OSHA requires that certain high-risk industries report information on injuries and illnesses (from OSHA form 300A). Establishments (single physical locations where a firm does business) with 20-249 employees in high-risk industries are required...
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EEOC Guidelines for the Use of Medical Examinations with Existing Employees

Posted August 28, 2018 in Safety , Post-Offer Employment Testing
The Technical Assistance Manual on the Employment Provisions (Title 1) of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which became law in 1990, provides clear guidelines to employers regarding the use of medical examinations and non-discriminatory...
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The Foundational Piece of EEOC—Compliant Post-Offer Employment Testing

Posted August 14, 2018 in Safety , Post-Offer Employment Testing
Post-offer employment testing, also known as physical abilities testing, gives employers the ability to ensure candidates are physically capable of performing the essential functions of a job. This is not a new concept, but some organizations...
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What is "Disparate Impact?"

Posted August 07, 2018 in Ergonomics , Safety
When physical ability testing is challenged by the EEOC, it’s often on the grounds of the tests’ “disparate impact” on women.
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Ergonomics and the Human Result

Posted July 31, 2018 in Ergonomics , Safety
One of the simplest definitions of ergonomics is “fitting the job to the worker”. But how do you achieve good ergonomics if neither the job nor the worker is understood? Attention to physical risk factors, psychosocial risk factors, and work...
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The Dangers of Repetitive Tasks in Non-Manufacturing Environments

Posted July 24, 2018 in Ergonomics , Safety
Repetitive tasks are often associated with manufacturing environments. However, it is important that repetition, as an ergonomic risk factor, is not overlooked in the non-manufacturing environment. Repetitive tasks can be seen in all walks of...
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